Wayfair bringing new engineering office to Austin; beauty studio celebrates opening and more South Austin business news

Online retailer Wayfair will open a new engineering office in Austin later this year or in early 2022. (Courtesy Wayfair)
Online retailer Wayfair will open a new engineering office in Austin later this year or in early 2022. (Courtesy Wayfair)

Online retailer Wayfair will open a new engineering office in Austin later this year or in early 2022. (Courtesy Wayfair)

Here's the latest business news from the South Austin area.

1. Wayfair, a Boston-based online retailer that specializes in furniture and home decor, announced April 21 that it will open a new engineering office in Austin by the end of 2021 or in early 2022. According to a news release by the company, the future Austin office is one of three announced across North America with others planned for San Francisco and Toronto. In total, Wayfair plans to hire 1,000 new employees with at least 200 located in the Austin office. A Wayfair spokesperson said the company is still working to identify an office location, but job postings on Indeed.com for the Austin office list 78744 in Southeast Austin as a ZIP code. www.wayfair.com

2. Bastrop-based Lash Goddess opened a location at 333 E. Hwy. 290, Ste. 427, Dripping Springs, this winter. The beauty studio offers eyelash extension services, faciles and a blow dry bar and will celebrate a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce on April 29. 512-200-2177. www.lashgoddess.com

3. Integral Care in April relocated its former Dove Springs clinic to the Stonegate clinic at 2501 W. William Cannon Drive, Bldg. 4, Austin. The location serves as a child and family clinic, as well as an adult integrated adult care clinic. The Dove Springs clinic was previously located at 5015 S. I-35, Austin. 512-472-4357. www.integralcare.org

4. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery celebrates five years in the community this May. The restaurant chain opened its first Austin location at 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 301, Austin, on May 28, 2016, and serves all-day brunch including pancakes, egg dishes and cocktails. 512-428-8444. www.snoozeeatery.com

5. Austin-based Waterloo Ice House, which operates four restaurants in Central Texas, celebrated 45 years as part of the community March. Waterloo’s menu offers Tex-Mex items, fried appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches, and entrees, with breakfast served each day and a weekend brunch menu. The restaurant operates two locations in South Austin, including at 8600 Escarpment Blvd., Austin, and in Southpark Meadows at 9600 S. I-35, Austin. 512-301-1007 (Escarpment), 512-292-7900 (Southpark Meadows). www.waterlooicehouse.com
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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